Andrena Zawinski is a poet, flash fiction writer, and shutterbug. Her flash fiction, always steeped in memoir, has appeared in The Green Shoe Sanctuary, Flashes of Brilliance, Ginosko, Pretty Owl, Oye Drum, Windward Review, Midway Journal, and others. Her fourth full collection of poetry, Born Under the Influence, and debut collection of flash fiction, Plumes, are forthcoming in 2022. She recommends Lambda Literary.
Robyn resembled Liza Minnelli and belted out a bit of “Cabaret” to anyone who would listen. I listened. She took a fast fancy to me in a bar one Saturday night, but when I learned she was nineteen I waved goodbye being thirty-two.
He had been laughing it up with cronies about a cross burning on a young Black woman’s family farm, when we overheard him say: “I want to split that dark oak.”